Insect pest eats into Lebanon’s ‘white gold’ pine nut trade

Qsaybeh, Lebanon (AFP) June 4, 2021
The scenic region of Mount Lebanon has long produced pine seed, a regional delicacy, but harvests have collapsed amid an exotic insect infestation experts say is accelerated by climate change. Lebanon, wedged between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, is best known for the iconic cedar tree depicted on its national flag – but it also has pine trees that make up nearly 10 percent of to
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